Textcamp announced

Had dinner with Rufus Pollock and Ben O’Steen on Monday in Oxford. As part of the dicussions, the notion of Textcamp was raised and Ben has created the Textcamp website with an associated blog. It is a slightly bigger concept than I had had but the approach, I think, will allow the creation of a wider community and a place to publicly follow up any ideas that get thrown up. I like the idea of hacking texts as well and it will be great to have a place to discuss ideas and to learn. Equally Ben’s post makes it clear that it should be friendly and helpful leading up to a Barcamp style event. It is slated to run in August or September. I can’t wait.